I recently watched the new movie everyone seems to be talking about “Bird Box”. This film is a netflix original, rated R, and considered a drama/thriller. It stars Sandra Bullock as a single Mom having to look out for her two kids, and keeping them safe from the disease. The disease is caught by looking into someone’s eyes who already has the disease. They will try to manipulate you and say what would make you look. The disease makes you live and see your biggest fear, which ends up making most people harm themselves. So the people who haven’t gotten the disease yet wear blindfolds outside to stay safe. The movie is very interesting, but can be dull at some points. I believe it was to long. I rate this movie a 7/10.
Over the Christmas break I went to the movie theater and saw “Second Act”. This movie is PG-13 and is considered a romance/comedy. It stars Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini. It’s about how Jenifer Lopez doesn’t get a promotion at a grocery, so Leah Remini’s son makes a fake resume and applies her at a skin care company. She had never been to college and the resume said she went to Harvard, so of course she was hired. Lopez’s boyfriend breaks up with her because they don’t want the same thing. Throughout the whole movie she keeps this secret to herself. Then she joins in a head to head competition with Vanessa Hudgens. To see who can make the better skin care. At the award ceremony Jennifer Lopez confesses the truth and leaves the company. She starts her own business, which is a delivery grocery service. Her boyfriend and her make up and plan to get married! Overall, this movie was very cheesy and dull at many points in the movie, so I rate it a 5.5/10. Not my kind of movie.
Christmas is just around the corner and I recently saw The Grinch in theaters. This was another animated remake of the grinch. This was considered a fantasy/musical and is rated PG. The movie is perfect for a family movie night. It was very cute and well done. In this remake the Grinch is made out to more compassionate and nice. In other versions I’ve seen he was more mean spirited. In the movie you’re made to feel bad for the Grinch instead of him being unlikable. The rest of the movie was all around a great film. I rate it a 7.5/10.
Over Thanksgiving break I watched “The Gift”. This movie is a movie/thriller and is rated R. This movie is definitely worth a watch. It is about a husband and wife who recently moved to a very nice mansion that is all glass. Simon, the husband, sees a man from his past who seemed kind of off. Rebecca, the wife, felt bad for him and invited him to dinner. Simon seemed annoyed throughout the dinner and did not like him. Gordon, the weird man, kept dropping by at weird times and acting strangely. He would only drop by when Simon wasn’t home and Rebecca was all alone. He drops off “gifts”. The whole movie is very suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The ending has a big unexpected plot twist. I rate this movie 8/10.